Ladies Of Letters. Image shows from L to R: Irene (Prunella Scales), Vera (Patricia Routledge). Copyright: BBC.

Ladies Of Letters

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Broadcast, 2007 - 2010. Stars Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge.

Press Clippings

Review: Ladies of Letters Go Crackers

This deliciously funny two-hander is full of beautifully true details, but there is a new bittersweet taste to the hilarity.

Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian, 31st December 2010

Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman's gloriously comic creations Vera and Irene return, exchanging missives and misunderstandings that produce some glorious comedy. Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales return to the roles - ITV3's versions in the form of Anne Reid and Maureen Lipman were fun, but pale shadows of the original.

Scott Matthewman, The Stage, 1st May 2009

The comedy returns for five episodes. Vera (Patricia Routledge) is preoccupied with the recession, and experiences a slow-down of her own: her computer isn't working and she resorts to pen and paper. In her response, Irene (Prunella Scales) recounts "the solar panel episode", in which Vera mistook her device for a sun lounger, with shattering consequences. Vera has stopped watching the news for fear of hearing about financial catastrophe, too. "Even the Today programme has a question mark over it," she says. "I listen with earplugs at the ready."

Jod Mitchell, The Telegraph, 1st May 2009